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From Good to Great: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome - MATERIAL DOWNLOADS

Download session outlines and other materials from DSRF's 20th Anniversary Conference: From Good to Great.

Click on the links below to view videos or to download session outlines and other materials from DSRF's 20th Anniversary Conference: "From Good to Great: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome," which took place Oct. 23-24, 2015 in Vancouver, BC.

Keynote: Day 1 - "Respond But Don't React"
Dr. David Stein

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Keynote: Day 2 - "Optimizing Physical and Mental Health"
Dr. George Capone

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"Communication Beyond the Clinic: Incorporating the Principles of Language Therapy into the Home and Classroom Settings"
"Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: Supporting Communication"
"Oral Motor Development and Speech Development in Down Syndrome"
Jillian Baldwin, M.Sc. RSLP and Riley Rosebush, M.Sc. RSLP

Session Notes - Communication Beyond the Clinic
Session Notes - Oral Motor Development
Session Notes - Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease
Resource List for Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

"Education and Quality of Life: A Family Affair"
Roy Brown, PhD and Rhonda Faragher, PhD

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"Understanding Dementia in Down Syndrome"
Karen Dodd, PhD

"Meeting the Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia"
Karen Dodd, PhD

"System-wide Service Responses for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia"
Karen Dodd, PhD

"Measuring Outcomes within a Service System for People with Intellectual Disabilities who are at Risk of or Have Developed Dementia"
Karen Dodd, PhD

Karen Dodd's Session Notes and Additional Resources

"Sleep’s Role in Supporting Cognitive Development in Down Syndrome"
Jamie Edgin, PhD

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"Success with Mathematics for Learners with Down Syndrome"
Rhonda Faragher, PhD

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Success with Mathematics for Learners with Down Syndrome
What I Learned About Math from TV Ads

"Healthy Aging and Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s"
Elizabeth Head, PhD

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"Employment – Exploring the Transition to Competitive Employment for Adults"
Kalena Kavanaugh

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"Endocrine Issues and Down Syndrome"
Dr. Diane Jensen

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"Micronutrient Requirements and Metabolism in DS: Importance for Growth, Development, Immunology, Disease Treatment & Prevention"
Joan Jory, PhD

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"Don’t Teach Anything You’ll Have to Unteach Later!"
Barbara Laird, BEd

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"Understanding OCD and Other Anxiety Disorders in individuals with Down Syndrome: Learn How to Identify and Intervene"
Katherine Martinez, Psy.D, R.Psych 

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"Considerations and Practical Applications for Teaching Reading Skills to School Aged Children with Down Syndrome"
Eleanor Stewart, MEd and Danielle McKinney, BEd

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Resources

"Successful Strategies for Beginning Readers with Down Syndrome"
Amanda Szabo, BEd

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Reinforcement Outline
Session Log

"Toilet Training: Go for It!"
Sherry Tsai, CPNP

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